§ 45. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that the number of police patrol cars has kept pace with the rapid increase in the number of road users; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
The need for police patrol cars depends on a variety of factors, including the types of roads and traffic conditions in the area, the requirements of crime prevention and detection, and the availability of police manpower. I am satisfied that a reasonable proportion of police manpower is employed on traffic patrols.